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Feagins, Edward R.



  • Existence: 1923-2012

Edward R. Feagins was born December 7, 1923, in Gate City, Virginia. During World War II, he served with the United States Army in Italy, France, and Germany. Following his discharge from military service in 1946, he enrolled at East Tennessee State College, where he studied chemistry, physical education, and mathematics. Feagins graduated from the college in 1950. From 1950 to 1986, he was employed by Tennessee Eastman in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Feagins died in 2012.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edward R. Feagins Memoir

 Collection — other: Folder 1 in Box G
Identifier: 500-AppMs 431
Scope and Contents The Edward R. Feagins Memoir consists of a photocopied 105-page typescript reminiscence of the donor's experiences as a private soldier in the United States Army during World War II. The reminiscence documents Feagins basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama (October 1943-February 1944); his journey on a transport ship from Newport News, Virginia, to North Africa; his combat experiences in Italy and France (May 1944-March 1945) as a private first class in Company E, 143rd Infantry, 36th ...